Communication Processor securely connects PLC to Ethernet.
Press Release Summary:
December 27, 2012 - By combining security features such as SPIÂ firewall, password requests, and data encryption protocols such as FTPS and SNMPv3, Simatic CP 1543-1 communication module protects individual Simatic S7-1500 stations or entire automation cells against unauthorized access onÂ Ethernet networks. Administrator can regulate access to Simatic S7-1500Â via detailed firewall rules in CP 1543-1, and processor also supports IPv6 protocol, open communication via TCP and UDP, as well as S7 communication.
Original Press Release
Communication Processor Securely Connects Simatic S7-1500 to Ethernet
Press release date: December 27, 2012
The Simatic CP 1543-1 has an RJ45 connector for establishing connections to Industrial Ethernet networks. Data can be transmitted using the full or half duplex process in bandwidths of 10, 100 and 1000 Mbit/s. The communication processor also ensures consistent time synchronization in the NTP (Network Time Protocol) process within the connected S7 station. Among other things, this can help identify protocols, error messages or synchronization problems within the network.
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